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Easy Coconut Recipe for Beginners: Coconut Burfi

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Coconut Burfi

Coconut Burfi

Juicy and Delicious Sweets!

Coconut is a nutritious fruit that is frequently used in Indian cooking. One example of a yummy sweet treat that incorporates this fruit is coconut burfi, or coconut cakes. This dessert is easy to make, as it requires only a few ingredients. The cakes remain fresh for a week at room temperature; after that, you have to store them in the refrigerator.

Coconut has many health benefits—the skin, hair, and body. It has anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties. It provides instant energy to the body that may enhance physical and athletic performances, and it also improves digestion. It is a nutritious source of fiber, vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Let me share with you the recipe for making coconut burfi.

Cook Time

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5 min

15 min

20 min

20 pieces of coconut burfi


  • 2 heaped cups coconut, grated
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 3 cardamom, powdered
  • 1 teaspoon ghee, for greasing the container


  1. Grease a plate or container with ghee. Later, you will have to pour hot burfi into it. Set aside.
  2. In a deep-bottomed pan, add grated coconut. Ensure that there are no large pieces of coconut in the gratings. The coconut must be uniformly grated to make the burfi.
  3. Add sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of water.
  4. Set the heat to medium-low. Stir continuously, scraping the sides once in a while.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil. Continue stir-cooking until the mixture becomes a bit thick and gummy. Add cardamom powder. Mix well. If you touch the mixture with your finger, it should feel sticky.
  6. Once the mixture has lost most of its moisture, it should come together like a lump and start leaving the bottom. Don't let it become too dry.
  7. Turn off heat. Transfer the mixture to the greased container. Flatten and even out the surface with a spatula. Ensuring a consistent surface is very important to get perfect burfi. Set aside to cool.
  8. After about 10 minutes, draw deep criss-cross lines on the surface with a sharp knife. Set aside to cool further.
  9. After some time, insert the knife into the previously cut criss-cross lines, so that you can cut and separate the pieces.
  10. Once completely cooled, remove the cakes and arrange them on a plate.
  11. Your yummy coconut burfi is ready to eat. Enjoy eating this juicy delicacy.
  12. You can keep it fresh for a week at room temperature. Afterward, store in the refrigerator.